Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy 2015!

2014 is going,
 
                                                                     








                                                                               going ,                                                                                               
                                                                           

 




                                                          Gone
 Paris, France             

Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year! 

The Weekend in Black and White                                                       

Friday, November 21, 2014

Travel Time!

Paris, France

I'll be away for a few weeks but I hope to return with lots of pictures. I'm not sure if I'll be able to post any pictures during my trip but if I have internet service I might stop by and say hello.

Until then ciao, à bientôt!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Les Miz

Paris, France

It might be common but this was the first and only time that I've seen an older woman riding a kick scooter (une trottinette). I think the rain was spoiling her fun.

Unfortunately I clicked just after she hopped off of the scooter. 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Sous la Pluie

Paris, France

This woman was prepared as she stepped out on la rue du Roi-de-Sicile in the 4th Arrondissement.


The Weekend in Black and White


Friday, October 17, 2014

Family Circle

New Hope, Pennsylvania

I was sitting at an outside table drinking coffee at a French bakery called C'est La Vie when I noticed an unusual hole in the fence. Maybe it was the coffee, or perhaps the tarte aux citron, but I decided to get creative and take a shot through the hole. This bakery/cafe is kind of hidden down the alley from the main road. Maybe that's why they named it "C'est La Vie".

The Weekend in Black and White

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Torture Chamber

Bristol, Pennsylvania

Actually, it's a tattoo parlor. I guess it could seem like a torture chamber depending on which part of your body is being tattooed. Unfortunately, I know from experience. Thankfully, I haven't gotten a tattoo this century and I don't plan to.  :-)

The WEEKEND IN Black and White

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Hands in the Till


Newtown, PA

This was a quick shot through a dirty window several nights ago.  You can make up your own stories as to what was going on.

The Weekend in Black and White

Monday, September 29, 2014

Vendeur de Fruits dans la Mouffe

Paris, France  (le quartier Mouffetard)

Some people dream of going to Paris while others dream of escaping from it.

It was early March (2013) when I took this shot and the fruit seller looked like he was ready for a long vacation. He was probably dreaming of Summer in La Côte d'Azur.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Bucks County, PA

Pierrot the cat wishes you a fun and happy weekend!  :-)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Lost in Reflection

Lambertville, New Jersey

One day while I was out photographing reflections this man appeared in the window for a split second just as I took the shot, then he disappeared.  It happened so fast that I had to check the photo afterward to make sure I really did see a face. He kind of reminds me of Rasputin.

Weekend Reflections
The Weekend in Black and White

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Lonesome Umbrella Seeks A Companion






                                                           
                                                                       




                                                 



                                                             Nope


Doylestown, Pennsylvania

                                               Better luck next time. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fueled by Little Cupcakes

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This little boy had a cupcake in his hand and I'll wager that he had a few more in his stomach. He was running around and his mother looked exhausted. Thankfully a heavy glass door was between him and the street.    :-)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The "A" Space

New Hope, Pennsylvania

Looks like he's putting the "A" space to good use.   ;-)

Monday, September 8, 2014

Nonno's Italian Coffee Parlor

Doylestown, PA

Nonno's is a good place to relax and have a snack and some coffee.

Friday, September 5, 2014

When Little Drops Seem Big

Doylestown, PA

This little guy seemed to be enjoying the rain. I think most people grow out of the playing-in-the-rain stage of life. Maybe I will too someday, but not yet.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

La traversée du pont

Paris, France

In my opinion, there is no better place to walk in the rain than Paris.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Good Riddance

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Usually I'm not impressed by motorcycles but this all black Harley looked pretty cool.   :-)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Go Big or Go Home

Newtown, Pennsylvania

You can make up your on story for this photo.   :-)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Making Memories

Philadelphia, PA

The train was headed toward Philadelphia when this grandpa pointed out something interesting to his granddaughters. Whatever it was,
it made them very happy.

The Weekend in Black and White.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Iced Coffee at Night

Newtown, Pennsylvania

I used sit on this bench and look in front of me for something or someone to photograph. Lately I've found things inside the window more interesting. A different scene every evening.

Friday, August 1, 2014

A Little Man the Mirror

Newtown, Pennsylvania

I shot this through a window at night and I captured unwanted reflections. The boy's face in the mirror was what I was trying to capture. It's hard to do without being noticed.


Checkout Weekend Reflections and The Weekend in Black and White

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Still "Lovin' it"

New Hope, Pennsylvania

Seeing this couple reminded me of the McDonald's slogan "I'm Lovin' It". They seemed to be "lovin'" their food and each other.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Woman Cave

                                                                  Oh no, I've been spotted.


                                            







                         Wait for it,...................................................................................................bang, there it is, the reaction.
Newtown, Pennsylvania        Believe it or not this place is next door to Ned's Cigar Store "Man Cave"

Newtown is just down the street from my house and as you can see it's a very lively place. :-) Actually it's a cute little town with historic buildings and a nice place to walk around, even if you don't smoke cigars or knit. I don't do either.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Man Cave

Newtown, PA                                                    (Ned's Cigar Store)

A few nights ago I looked into a shop window and this is what I saw.

Friday, July 25, 2014

I Got Next

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

When I was young, if we wanted to play next, we would yell "I got next" to people playing basketball at the park. Then we watched and waited. That's what I thought of when I saw this guy waiting for a haircut.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Give That Man a Cigar

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A man enjoying a cigar in Chestnut Hill (Philadelphia).

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Say Cheese

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Amish women slicing and wrapping cheese at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hand Talker

Newtown, Pennsylvania

Wow, I can hardly believe that it's been over four months since my last post! I better start posting because my street pics are starting to pile up.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Walking in the Rain

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sometimes it's best to follow a determined leader.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Mr. Lucky

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The guy selling lotto tickets: "You’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?"

Me: "Uh, no, not today."

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Confused

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

His hat says New York but the P on the Budweiser baseball cap sign stands for Philadelphia.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Broken Trees and Broken Records

Langhorne, Pennsylvania

Looking out my window I see broken trees limbs and lots of snow.
I took this picture on February 5th and since then we've had more snow. In fact, in the Philadelphia area, this winter has had the most snow since the 19th century. In contrast, my home state of California has been suffering in one of the worst droughts ever.  Thankfully, I prefer snow to droughts and heat.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

A Witness to the Carnage

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania                                           Chinatown                                                                                                         

I love to eat meat just as much as the next guy but this window display reminded me of a horror movie.  Notice the hanging ducks that are dripping into the tray of pig heads. :-)

The Weekend in Black and White.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Rêveries de Paris

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A man daydreaming of far away places at Profi's Crêperie inside of the Reading Terminal Market.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Le Garçon Aux Oiseaux

Paris, France

 I took this shot at La Place du Carrousel as I walked from the Louvre to the Tuileries Garden. While other children were having fun chasing away the pigeons this boy seemed to be in deep contemplative thought. His gaze was striking and I wondered what he was thinking about.


Monday, January 27, 2014

Vladimir Pinta The Music Man

Prague, Czech Republic

I saw him in Prague in 2009 and in 2013. I think he is about eighty years old and he sings, dances and plays several instruments.  You can see him and hear his music on You Tube.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Le Café

Paris, France

It will probably be a long time before I go to Paris again but at least I have pictures and good memories.
 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

It's Snowing!

Newtown, Pennsylvania

It's snowing today and the temperature is supposed to stay below freezing for the next couple of weeks. 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Welcome to the Land of Plenty

Philadelphia, Pa

After I took his picture, the man said "You took my picture while I was eating?" and I said, "Yes, that's right." Then he smiled and said, "I think it will be a funny picture" and I replied, "That's what I was thinking."

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Kind of Blue

 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

When I was trying to think of a title for this post I was listening to Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue'' album, so voilà, Kind of Blue.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I love to walk the streets of Philadelphia with my camera in hand, looking for interesting people to photograph. It's been a few weeks since my last trip to the city but I have several photos to share. More to come. 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Look! Up in the Sky!

Manhattan, New York

The title is in reference to the old Superman TV program from the 1950s, "Look! Up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman!". 
For me, it should be, "Look where you're walking" because I slipped on ice and hurt my neck and head. I still like cold weather but I have to remember to be careful because I'm not Superman. :-)